The Center for Teaching and Learning awards a limited number of mini-grants (up to $1,000) to individuals, departments and support units for assessing student learning and curriculum/program development. Recipients are required to share their projects at a "Celebration of Student Learning" workshop each March and a one-page summary of the results of the project are due upon completion of the project. Many different kinds of activities are funded annually, depending on the needs and interests of individual programs and availability of funding from the CTL budget.
We received many grant proposals this fall and are pleased to report that the following were approved by the members of the Assessment Task Force for funding: Faculty members from the Art, English and Political Science departments were awarded funding to attend assessment related conferences; the Institute for Environmental Studies and the Biology departments were awarded funding to host a graduate school information seminar for students; the office of financial aid was awarded partial funding to be used toward a student prize in their financial literacy assessment campaign; and the Psychology department was awarded funding to host an off-campus departmental assessment retreat on the grounds of the National Conservation Training Center to revise the scope of their next assessment plan.Grants will once again be available when the new fiscal year budget takes effect in July 2012. Application information can be found on the CTL website at: http://www.shepherd.edu/ctl/minigrants_faculty_staff.html
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